ISIS Publishes Graphic Photos of Multiple Beheadings

ISIS yesterday published its most gruesome photos yet of multiple beheadings at the Division 17 base in Raqqa, Syria. I'm not going to link because they are just too gross.

The New York Times says 50 Syrian soldiers were killed. Reuters says the same.

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    Wow (none / 0) (#1)
    by CaptHowdy on Sat Jul 26, 2014 at 12:21:28 PM EST
    Beheading is one thing one thing.   Driving around with a couple of heads of heads on the hood of your truck is next level.

    Oops (none / 0) (#2)
    by CaptHowdy on Sat Jul 26, 2014 at 12:25:17 PM EST
    I think that is not the "current" heads.   Found those.  Unfortunately.

    They looked strangely like statuary... (none / 0) (#3)
    by Mr Natural on Sat Jul 26, 2014 at 02:38:24 PM EST
    and evoked the memory of Ozymandias...

    Look upon [your] works, ye mighty, and despair!


    Per the UN (none / 0) (#4)
    by jimakaPPJ on Sun Jul 27, 2014 at 08:11:28 AM EST
    ISIS has announced that all females between the ages of 11 and 46 must suffer genital mutilation.

    Wonder when we're gonna figure out we're at war?

    Meanwhile... (5.00 / 2) (#17)
    by kdog on Mon Jul 28, 2014 at 11:27:09 AM EST
    Fact instead of rumor, 77% of all boys are being snipped here in the US as of 2010.  Just sayin'.

    If female mutilation is your issue, take a look at Egypt...the worst offender in the ME, even though it was technically "banned" in '08..  91% of Egyptian women between 15-49 have been snipped.

    F*ckin' barbaric...but cultural barbarism is a tough nut to crack.  


    Ironic in a way that (5.00 / 1) (#18)
    by CaptHowdy on Mon Jul 28, 2014 at 12:00:17 PM EST
    One effect of this whole thing might be more attention to Egypt and it's policies on this subject.

    Unintended consequences


    Removal of the foreskin... (5.00 / 1) (#19)
    by unitron on Mon Jul 28, 2014 at 06:31:24 PM EST
    ...may have an effect, one way or the other, on sexual pleasure felt by the male (and I've long suspected it came about as much to remove a masturbation aid as for any other reason), but it's not designed or intended to eliminate or drastically reduce the experiencing of sexual pleasure, which is the goal of what would be called a clitorectomy if done by medical professionals for valid medical reasons instead of religious fanatics for screwed up in the head about sex reasons.

    Nothing like scanning comments (5.00 / 1) (#22)
    by Militarytracy on Tue Jul 29, 2014 at 11:08:24 AM EST
    And coming up on "Removal of the foreskin...."

    That is a comment you simply must read thoroughly


    Wow (5.00 / 1) (#20)
    by squeaky on Mon Jul 28, 2014 at 06:41:14 PM EST
    Comparing female mutilation (removal of the clitoris) to circumcision is wacko..

    Really wrong, imo


    That report by someone working for the UN (none / 0) (#5)
    by Mordiggian 88 on Sun Jul 27, 2014 at 08:33:55 AM EST
    has yet to be confirmed:

    The story quickly began to go viral, racking up hundreds of shares on social media. Soon thereafter, however, journalists with contacts in Iraq began reporting that the story didn't hold up. "My contacts in #Mosul have NOT heard that `Islamic State' ordered FGM for all females in their city," Jenan Moussa, a reporter with Al Anan TV tweet out. "Iraqi contacts say #Mosul story is fake," echoed freelance writer Shaista Aziz, adding: "Iraqi contact on #FGM story: "ISIS are responsible for many horrors, this story is fake and plays to western audience emotions.'"

    NPR's Cairo bureau chief also claimed that the story was false, tweeting "#UN statement that #ISIS issued fatwa calling 4 FGM 4 girls is false residents of Mosul say including a doctor, journalist and tribal leader." Not long after a version of a document in Arabic, bearing the black logo that ISIS has adopted, began circulating on Twitter. The document, those who shared it said, is a hoax and the basis for the United Nations' claim.

    As one analyst who looked at the document told the Independent, the issuing of such an edict would be a huge shift for ISIS, which has held territory in Syria for months without demanding that FGM take place. The practice tends to be based more on culture, Shiraz Maher, a Senior Fellow at King's College London, said and "not something jihadists have ever really taken up" or "spoken about." ThinkProgress reached out to the United Nations for comment on the discrepancy, but did not receive a response as of press time.

    The traction that this story seemed to quickly gain is easy to understand given ISIS' previous actions in the territory it controls. Along with reports of civilian executions, massacring Shiites, and enforcing a strict adherence to their interpretation of Islamic law, ISIS has even resurrected the practice of crucifixion in Syria. But for now it appears that female cutting is one atrocity that ISIS has yet to order.

    As someone noted elsewhere, except for the Kurdish community, female genital mutilation isn't very common in that part of the world.


    It been reported for days (5.00 / 2) (#6)
    by CaptHowdy on Sun Jul 27, 2014 at 08:44:58 AM EST
    that original reports were bogus But that won't stop him.  As you pointed out he he still linking to climate change BS that has been debunked for years.

    You'll (5.00 / 1) (#7)
    by Ga6thDem on Sun Jul 27, 2014 at 09:05:12 AM EST
    never convince someone that wants a holy war with facts. You have to realize that conservatives decide something and then work backwards to twist the facts or false information to fit their agenda.

    As a certain time traveller once said (5.00 / 1) (#8)
    by Mordiggian 88 on Sun Jul 27, 2014 at 09:08:37 AM EST

    You know, the very powerful and the very stupid have one thing in common. They don't alter their views to fit the facts. They alter the facts to fit the views. Which can be uncomfortable if you happen to be one of the facts that needs altering.

    I only know what I read in the papers (none / 0) (#11)
    by jimakaPPJ on Sun Jul 27, 2014 at 07:43:28 PM EST
    On Thursday, a high-ranking UN official in Iraq told the press about grave concerns regarding the militant group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS): they had reportedly ordered all women around Iraq's northern city Mosul to undergo genital mutilation.


    The United Nations said on Thursday that militant group Islamic State (Isis) had ordered all girls and women in and around Iraq's northern city of Mosul to undergo female genital mutilation.

    But doubts emerged on social media about the basis for the report. One document posted on Twitter suggested it may be a year old and have been issued by the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant, the group's previous name.


    Well there. I mean it was ISIL and is a year old.

    Sure glad to get that cleared up. For a minute that I was concerned for all those 11 to 46 year old females.

    And yes, that is sarcasm to the max!


    No need to be bitter (none / 0) (#21)
    by Mordiggian 88 on Mon Jul 28, 2014 at 06:46:38 PM EST
    about being proved wrong by facts on the ground.

    Thanks for not linking (none / 0) (#9)
    by Jack203 on Sun Jul 27, 2014 at 10:45:58 AM EST
    zero interest in viewing them.

    But this is another example on why ISIS will lose and are not a threat.   They openly gloat about committing atrocities and mutilating women.  They are living of the world 2 millenniums ago.  The modern world has nothing to worry about.

    Some people like Jim may be scared and neocons may be licking their chops of starting another war in the Middle East (any war will due.  It doesn't even matter whose side we are fighting for as long as were fighting somebody).  But I say Syria, Iraq and Iran deal with these psychos just fine.

    Do not take a side unless they directly attack us.  And in the unlikely event they do, unleash hell on them so they do not again.  They won't though.

    I agree with a lot of that (none / 0) (#10)
    by CaptHowdy on Sun Jul 27, 2014 at 11:08:10 AM EST
    I sometimes wonder what the world would be like if the US just started acting like every other member of the global community and allowed others to work out their own problems.

    But I think they will attack us.  If they did not what would be their reason to exist?  


    I think ISIS is like any other militaristic org (5.00 / 1) (#16)
    by Militarytracy on Mon Jul 28, 2014 at 09:09:05 AM EST
    They hope to hold power through the use of force.  Granted how they are doing this involves a lot of atrocity, but what militaristic org hasn't used atrocity?  Even the United States military has used it.  Shock and awe was atrocity, we killed innocent Iraqis..women and children, and the nation of Iraq had never done anything to us.

    When a militaristic organization gains power and resources, predicting everyone they will use those resources on can be impossible.  Most of the time, that depends on who is  leading the organization.  Their vision becomes the goals of that organization.


    They exist to control the (none / 0) (#12)
    by MKS on Mon Jul 28, 2014 at 12:52:42 AM EST
    Middle East and Islamic countries.

    They do not exist to attack the Chinese (none / 0) (#13)
    by MKS on Mon Jul 28, 2014 at 08:45:42 AM EST
    I think the primary difference between us and China is that China does not stick its nose everywhere.....  

    The primary difference in terms (none / 0) (#14)
    by MKS on Mon Jul 28, 2014 at 08:56:45 AM EST
    of drawing the ire of other countries.

    Keep going (none / 0) (#15)
    by CaptHowdy on Mon Jul 28, 2014 at 08:59:44 AM EST
    And you will arrive at why they have no reason to exist without attacking us.